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Our CSA!

CSA season is upon us! Here at GRACE, two coworkers and I are splitting a share from the 14th Street Y CSA. The vegetables are delicious - and quite photogenic - so we decided to document the weekly bounty in a series of slideshows.

Our CSA - Part II

As I wrote in an earlier post, two GRACE coworkers and I are splitting a CSA* share from the 14th Street Y CSA. Interested in seeing what we've been getting? Check out the slideshow for photos of the last six shares.

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Our Heroes: Judi Shils and Erin Schrode, Teens Turning Green

Judi Shils and Erin Schrode are the mother-daughter dynamos behind Teens Turning Green, which has helped thousands of high school and college/university students around the world organize around sustainability issues. TTG's marquis project is the "Project Green Challenge", a 30-day event each October that inspires participants and spreads the word about eco-consciousness.

University Land Grabs in Africa and Student Activism

Major American universities are practicing "land-grabbing" - buying up African farmland in deals that will likely result in displacement of small farmers, environmental devastation and the further impoverishment and political destabilization. Students and alumni: you have the power to change this.

NC GOP Pushes Unprecedented Bill to Jail Anyone Who Discloses Fracking Chemicals

There are 20 states that require the disclosure of industrial chemicals used in the fracking process, but North Carolina legislators want to go in the opposite direction with the introduction of a bill that would slap a felony on individuals who disclosed confidential information about fracking chemicals. And if that info is leaked outside of emergency settings, be prepared for fines and several months in prison. [Mother Jones]

EPA to American People: 'Let Them Eat Monsanto's Roundup Ready Cake'

Effective this past May, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Monsanto's request to increase legal glyphosate (Roundup) application levels for some crops up to a million times above those found to be carcinogenic. The public comment period for this decision closed in July, leaving farmers, consumers and the environment to adapt to these new circumstances. Grassroots resistance to glyphosate-friendly regulation is on the rise. [Green Med Info]

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